2,566 ft
Distance
-338 ft
Descent
00:06:11
Avg time

High Side Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cheakamus
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1300 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6654 in E-Biking
    • #2055 in Trail Running
    • #12608 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 45 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2014

High Side is a fun, flowy descent connecting the bottom of See Colours and Puke towards the bottom of Highline/top of Farside. Predominately benchcut, but with a few natural bits, this trail will leave you with a smile on your face.

Bikes - downhill travel only please

Access Info

Best riding as the end of see colours and puke from the Lower Babylon connector, or climb Farside and Cheakamus Lake road to the Crater Rim lookout parking area and climb up See Colours and Puke for 10 minutes or so and look for High Side on the left.

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More Stats for High Side mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -338 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,484 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,823 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,821 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,484 ft
  • Grade
    -13.2%
  • Grade max
    -38.2%
  • Distance climb
    7 ft
  • Distance down
    2,264 ft
  • Distance flat
    167 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:41
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Status:
on Apr 21, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.05 (29 votes)
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      Video: Riding Some Of Whistler's Finest Singletrack
      Jun 24, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      Jason Lucas and Pete Matthews spent a day exploring three different networks around Whistler and share their first impressions.
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      High Side Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 21, 2024 @ 8:09am
      Apr 21, 2024
      reporter perfect conditions
      Apr 20, 2024 @ 1:38pm
      Apr 20, 2024
      Feb 16, 2024 @ 3:40pm
      Feb 16, 2024
      Access is interesting as road is a skating rink in places but thin layer of snow, fully ride-able, no trees down
      Nov 11, 2023 @ 7:24pm
      Nov 11, 2023
      reporter
      gave most of it a good rake and cleared out drainage and a couple years of needle build up, top 150m or so didn't get done as I ran out of daylight
      Nov 1, 2023 @ 3:36pm
      Nov 1, 2023
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 36 rides
      • 14.7 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 84 rides
      • 13.5 km avg distance
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      • 5,424 rides
      • Last: Apr 23, 2024

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      Jun 20, 2022 @ 9:25am
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      Oct 19, 2019 @ 7:23pm
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